Spanaway Loop project under way

A groundbreaking ceremony heralds the start of construction.

A groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday signaled the construction start on a long-envisioned project aimed at easing the commute for motorists between the Spanaway, Eatonville and Roy areas and the SR 512 Steele Street interchange in Parkland.

The $2.7 million Spanaway Loop Road Extension project, which covers just under one mile, will provide a direct connection to the 176th Street East corridor serving as a key component to alleviate congestion in the Mid-Pierce County area and complementing planned improvements that supports economic development of the Frederickson Industrial Area.

Also, this project have a direct positive impact on the nearby traffic operation by eliminating right turn/left turn conflict on the existing 174th Street South/Pacific Avenue intersection.

Improvements will include 11-foot north and south traffic lanes, a 12-foot two-way left-turn lane, paved shoulders or curbs, gutters and sidewalks and stormwater facilities.

A 25 calendar day road closure will be implemented to accommodate the construction activities necessary to replace the Coffee Creek culvert.
The construction of the culvert replacement will be required to take place during the “fish window,” which is between June 15 and October 15. The actual closure dates will be confirmed by the contractor following the start of construction.

The project is scheduled to be complete and open to the traveling public by late spring 2005.

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